West Alton, Missouri

I visited West Alton briefly, on my way to Portage des Sioux last weekend. There is not a lot to see, but there is this quaint little church, seen above.

Everything, well at least the houses, look just like normal houses, but they’re built ten feet above the ground to avoid flooding. The whole town looks waterlogged, even when it is dry.

There is this great church, built in the Modernist style, which anchors one of town across from the town’s bar.

Update from June 2018: One from the vaults below, not originally published in 2008.

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